Valvular Disease

Aortic valve disease is a condition where the valve between the main pumping chamber of your heart and the main artery to your body, the aorta, doesn’t work properly. Aortic valve disease may be a congenital condition or it can result from other causes.

Types of aortic valve disease include:

  • Aortic valve stenosis
  • Aortic valve regurgitation


Some people with aortic valve disease may not experience symptoms for many years. Signs and symptoms of aortic valve disease can include:

  • Abnormal heart sound (heart murmur) heard through a stethoscope.
  • Shortness of breath, particularly when you have been active or when you lie down.
  • Dizziness.
  • Fainting.
  • Chest pain or tightness.
  • Irregular heartbeat.
  • Fatigue after being active or having less ability to be active.
  • Not eating enough. This occurs mainly in children with aortic valve stenosis.
  • Not gaining enough weight. This occurs mainly in children with aortic valve stenosis.


Aortic valve disease can be caused by a congenital heart defect. It also can be caused by other conditions such as:

  • Age-related changes to the heart
  • Infections
  • High blood pressure
  • Injury to the heart.


Our all-encompassing health care services ensure you receive the correct diagnosis and treatment for any Cardiac condition.

Aortic Stenosis

Cardiac Rehab

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Heart Arrhythmias

Heart Failure

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Structural Heart Program

Tests And Procedures

Valvular Disease

Other Conditions We Treat

Patient Education & Resources

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We have three locations to serve you.

Same Day Appointments are Available. We also offer 24/7 chronic care management. 

St Mary's Cardiology Center for Health

645 N Arlington Ave
Suite 555
Reno, NV 89503

Phone: 775-770-7622

St Mary's Cardiology Northwest

6255 Sharlands Avenue
Reno, NV 89523

Phone: 775-770-7622

St Mary's Cardiology Galena

18653 Wedge Parkway
Reno, NV 89511

Phone: 775-770-7622